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George Holt Probate
« on: Tuesday 24 December 19 00:24 GMT (UK) »
One of my side branches has George Holt, a school master, who died 19 Dec 1953 in Leeds, Yorkshire. The probate, from the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 has the sum of 9947 being paid into The Yorkshire Penny Bank Limited. This is despite having a son and daughter alive at the time. The daughter was a spinster, school teacher, and the son had migrated to Canada. Both are now dead.

I find it most intriguing the probate went to the bank. Any ideas why it would be so would be gratefully accepted.

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Re: George Holt Probate
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 01:42 GMT (UK) »
I think you have misunderstood the probate calendar. It does not tell you who got the money. It tells you the name of the executor who was appointed by the deceased to distribute his assets in line with his will. In this case the executor was the Yorkshire Bank.

To find out who benefited from the will, you will need to order a copy of it.
https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills

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Re: George Holt Probate
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 December 19 01:53 GMT (UK) »
Bookbox, thank you very much for that information. I had not worked out that it was the executor, as I have seen others where the spouse is named, thus is also the executor :P